Visual arts

Visual arts

Our arts programme, hosted in the Institute's Brancuși Hall, presents significant names and trends in Romanian arts of all generations and in all eras. With the support of the RCI, Romanian artists also exhibit in well-known museums and galleries in and outside London. Our art programmes include design, fashion and architecture - hence extending beyond traditional boundaries. Among our partners in the arts are major institutions such as Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Victoria & Albert Museum, Camden Arts Centre, Royal Academy of Art, London Festival of Architecture and Design.

Events archive

100 Years of Art in Masterpieces: Going East

100 Years of Art in Masterpieces: Going East

As the Centenary Year 1918-2018, celebrating 100 years since the creation of Greater Romania, is about to commence, we look back at a century of visual arts triumphs through the greatest collection of Romanian masters ever to have been on display on the banks of the Thames. Set up by Lavacow Bucharest with the support of the Romanian Cultural...

26/10/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
The Annual Salon of UK-based Romanian Artists

The Annual Salon of UK-based Romanian Artists

The third edition of our 'Annual Salon of UK-based Romanian Artists' showcases the vibrancy and formal diversity of an ambitious creative medley: Alexandra Larion, Călina Lefter, Ana Maria Morar, Doina Moss and Adeline Timiş.   Alexandra Larion is a Romanian artist living in London. After having pursued a...

28/09 - 16/10/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Arts and Crafts at Transylvania’s Bánffy Castle

Arts and Crafts at Transylvania’s Bánffy Castle

The ARTEC exhibition, set up by Transylvania Trust Foundation in conjunction with the Bánffy Castle in Romania, opens at the RCI London as part of a series of events highlighting the remarkable conservation and restoration efforts which, throughout time, have revealed the amazing architectural heritage of Romania. The ARTEC...

18/09/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Spaces of Memory, Spaces of Heritage

Spaces of Memory, Spaces of Heritage

The London Festival of Architecture, a citywide celebration of international built environment, now in its 10th year, provides the perfect setting for a showcase of the finest conservation projects in Romania. The exhibition, which opens at the RCI gallery, is accompanied by a conversation with architect Vlad Sebastian Rusu, the...

21/06/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH
'Facebook Obsession' by Florica Prevenda at RCI London

'Facebook Obsession' by Florica Prevenda at RCI London

Ahead of the summer season, the 'Brâncuşi' Gallery at 1 Belgrave Square sets the scene for a new exhibition entitled 'Facebook Obsession' and signed by Florica Prevenda, one of Romania’s most original contemporary artists. Comprising a selection of striking collage works that speak about identity and relational...

25/05 - 08/09/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Romanian Art Publishing at London’s Offprint Fair

Romanian Art Publishing at London’s Offprint Fair

Following last year’s successful participation at Offprint, one of Britain’s largest art publishing fairs hosted yearly by Tate Modern, PUNCH Bucharest returns to London for another display of exquisite editorial craftmanship. For a whole weekend in mid-May, the powerhouse of modern art will turn its famous Turbine Hall into a vast...

19 - 21/05/2017 @ Tate Modern – Turbine Hall, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
'The Studio: A Tireless, Ongoing Space'. The Geta Brătescu Retrospective in London

'The Studio: A Tireless, Ongoing Space'. The Geta Brătescu Retrospective in London

Visionary artist Geta Brătescu (b. 1926), a pivotal figure in the history of post-war Romanian art and Romania’s representative for this year’s Venice Biennale, is celebrated at the Camden Arts Centre with a major exhibition that spans a lifetime of creation through media as diverse as performance, textiles, collage, print-making,...

07/04 - 18/06/2017 @ Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, London NW3 6DG
'Standpoint’: Romanian Design at the London Fashion Week 2017

'Standpoint’: Romanian Design at the London Fashion Week 2017

We are delighted to announce our 7th consecutive participation at the London Fashion Week, one of the biggest congregations of fashionistas in the world. This year’s exhibition, entitled 'Standpoint', explores the intersections between the multiple layers of local and global – from reflections on the past and personal...

17 - 21/02/2017 @ Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Brâncuși on the Playground

Brâncuși on the Playground

The Romanian Cultural Institute in London and AlexZ Educational are bringing Constantin Brâncuşi to his youngest admirers through a weekend of workshops offered by the artistic duo Monotremu. Children between 4 and 14 years of age are invited to discover the great sculptor by recreating some of his most iconic works.   The...

19/11/2016 @ AlexZ Educational, Hendon School, Golders Rise, London NW4 2HP
Brâncuși: The Unknown Portrait

Brâncuși: The Unknown Portrait

140 years after his birth, we shed new light on the modernist giant through a thought-provoking exhibition of drawings by artist Raluca Popa, curated by Simona Nastac, and complemented by a talk in the company of art historian Doina Lemny, the author of the seminal 'Brancusi – an Artist without Frontiers'. Using a wide range...

26/10 - 04/11/2016 @ 12 Star Gallery, Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3EU
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